Many in the area watched the Washington Football Team beat the New York Giants in a back and forth game on Thursday night, but the action has eyes across the world on the gam, bringing in the highest viewership of any Thursday Night Football game since week 3 of the 2018 season.
Per the NFL:
Total viewership for Thursday night’s Thursday Night Football game featuring the Washington Football Team’s 30-29 win over the New York Giants was 7.9 million viewers (TV + Digital) – making it NFL Network’s most-watched exclusive Thursday Night Footballgame since 2018 (New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns, 2018 Week 3).
The 7.9 million viewers for Giants-Washington on TV and Digital is up +25% vs. the 2020 NFL Network exclusive Thursday Night Football three-game average (6.3 million P2+) and up +9% versus last year’s Week 2 Thursday Night Football matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns (7.2 million). Giants-Washington was television’s most-watched telecast of the day.
Digital streaming across NFL digital platforms, Giants and Washington mobile properties, and Yahoo Sports mobile properties delivered an average minute audience of 532K – the highest digital average minute audience ever for an NFL Network exclusive Thursday Night Football game.
The defending NFC East champion Washington Football Team will head to Buffalo to take on the Bills in week 3.